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What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is known since ancient times. In ancient Greece and Rome epilepsy was associated with magic and magic and was called a "sacred disease". It was believed that the gods sent this disease on a man leading an unjust life. As early as 400 BC. Hippocrates wrote the first treatise on epilepsy "On the Sacred Disease". The greatest doctor of antiquity believed that attacks provoked by the sun, winds and cold ...Read More

Treatment of epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder, with a frequency of 0.5-1% in the entire population as a whole. For the majority of patients, the prognosis remains positive with long-term control of seizures in the amount of 65% -70% of cases from the first or second dose of antiepileptic drug (AEP). However, approximately 30-40% of all patients suffering from epilepsy do not lead to ...Read More

Causes of convulsions

Most diseases in some people are accompanied by the appearance of convulsions. And to identify their cause is quite difficult. Sometimes a convulsive syndrome manifests itself in cases of a sharp rise in temperature, and sometimes convulsions accompany a person all his life, for example, with chronic epilepsy. Everyone ...Read More

Traditional and new anticonvulsants

Currently, the double-blind placebo-controlled studies are the "gold standard" for assessing the efficacy and tolerability of antiepileptic drugs (AD). Nevertheless, these studies are not devoid of a number of shortcomings and the main one is the limited duration of the study compared with the long-term, in many cases ...Read More

What is neuropathic pain?

We are all familiar with the pain - whether it be headache, toothache or muscle pain after physical exertion. But there is a very different pain, which is associated with the defeat of nerves. It is she who often becomes excruciating, disrupts a person's life for many months or years. This pain is called neuropathic. It occurs in 6-7 people out ...Read More

Epilepsy seizure first aid

If you saw that the next person standing up began to fall sharply, try to pick it up and lay it on a flat surface. If the place is not dangerous, then it's best to put the patient right there, not moving anywhere. But if the patient began to fall on the roadway, at the pedestrian crossing, if there are dangerous piercing, cutting objects nearby, maybe glass or furniture with ...Read More

What is epileptiform syndrome?

Epileptiform syndrome (syndromum epileptiforme) - the general name of paroxysmal disorders (seizures), which are one of the manifestations of the organic process in the brain. It develops in tumors, abscesses, tuberculomas, brain gums, cerebral circulation disorders, parasitic diseases, meningoencephalitis, arachnoiditis, as well as with consequences of perinatal brain damage, early neuroinfections ...Read More

What is cardiac arrhythmia?

Heart rhythm disturbance or cardiac arrhythmia occurs when electrical impulses that initiate cardiac contraction are not functioning correctly, causing the heart to beat too fast or too slowly, or irregularly, irregularly. Arrhythmias are common and, as a rule, are not dangerous. In most cases, a person feels a loss of one or more cuts, interruptions in the work of the heart - "it beats, it does not ...Read More

Hypotension of cerebral vessels

A normal outflow of venous blood in the brain region occurs when a person wakes up after a night's sleep. During relaxation, the veins relax, some blood accumulates in them. When a person rises from the bed, begins to move, his muscles contract, and the venous blood is pushed into the channel. This leads to an increase in the tone of the veins and a slight increase ...Read More

What is cataplexy?

Cataplexy is a sudden disappearance of muscle tone caused by emotional stress or a state of affect, from a subtle weakening of the musculature of the face and neck to a total short-term atony and disabling the ability to hold the body in a certain position. In clinical neurology, cataplexy is considered to be one of the symptoms of such a disease of the nervous system ...Read More

What is traumatic asphyxia?

raumatic asphyxia (compression of the chest, syndrome of the superior vena cava) occurs due to a sharp and relatively long compression of the thorax or upper abdomen. One of the main types of traumatic injuries in mass injuries is crowd crushing, earthquake, mine collapses, etc. Due to the violation of venous outflow from the upper half of ...Read More

Causes of fainting

Fainting is a loss of consciousness that occurs suddenly due to a metabolic disorder in the brain. This slowing of metabolism is associated with a decrease in cerebral blood flow and has nothing to do with epilepsy. When providing first aid to the victim and, if necessary, medical care, one should distinguish a simple syncope from an ...Read More

Epilepsy and sports

Among the conditions under which sport is traditionally contraindicated is epilepsy. There is an opinion that physical exertion can provoke attacks and worsen the course of the disease. Movement is necessary for man. It not only strengthens health, but also has a beneficial effect on emotions, helps fight depression, irritability ...Read More

Ketogenic diet for the treatment of epilepsy

ccording to many doctors who specialize in the treatment of epilepsy, a great effect is achieved by using a ketogenic diet. Epilepsy is a disease that is accompanied by characteristic seizures: convulsions, mood changes, mental disorders, hallucinations, aggression, panic attacks, delirium, etc. Significantly improve the condition of patients, as well as stop epileptic seizures, will help complex ...Read More